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    Nov
    19

    New Study: "Free" Federal Funds Actually Quite Expensive

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A new study released by the Civitas Institute and authored by Dr. Eric Fruits of Economics International Corp. finds that as states accept more federal funds, their state and local taxes increase. In North Carolina, the research shows that each additional dollar of federal intergovernmental transfers to the Tar Heel State is associated with 81 […]

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    Nov
    17

    Where Does NC's Tax Climate Rank This Year?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    The Tax Foundation today released its new 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index. True to its name, the Index ranks the 50 states according to how conducive each state's tax code is to job creation and economic growth.    North Carolina holds steady at 15th in the 2016 rankings, the same slot as 2015. This […]

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    Nov
    17

    NC Legislators React to McCrory's Refugee Request

    Posted in Civitas Review, Immigration By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory joined several other governors in requesting the federal government stop sending Syrian refugees to resettle in North Carolina.        The request on such a contentious issue generated several responses from NC politicos, as reported in the N&O: U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, filed a bill Monday evening that would […]

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    Nov
    13

    $600 Million Tax Cut Coming to NC Job Providers in 2016

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    From WUNC State officials are celebrating a $1 billion surplus in the North Carolina unemployment trust fund. The Wednesday announcement represents a significant swing from just two and a half years ago when the state owed the federal government $2.8 billion. This past May, the state paid down its debt a year before the due […]

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    Nov
    03

    Top Read Civitas Articles

    Posted in Civitas Review, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , , ,

    Here is what visitors to www.nccivitas.org were reading in October; the top three most read new articles last month were: A Spy, Drug Dealers, Cronies, Hemp and the NCGA Who does it take for the NC General Assembly to move fast? Apparently lawmakers can act swiftly if they want to legalize hemp, a relative of […]

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